Chicken Zaatar

Zaatar Chicken

This tangy, zesty chicken dish is big on flavour and easy to prepare.  Zaatar, a middle eastern spice mix which contains thyme, basil, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds, is the main spice I have used. If you don’t have zaatar use a mix of the herbs you can find.

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Dateshake1a

Date, Cardamom and Banana Smoothie

Dates are a favourite food in our household during the month of Ramadan when we fast from dawn to dusk. So I thought I would incorporate it into a smoothie for a healthy drink.

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Cabbage and Carrot Curry

Cabbage and Carrot Curry

I love the way the simple addition of turmeric, ginger and mustard seeds turns the humble cabbage into a colourful and aromatic dish.

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Vegan Brown Rice Pilaf

Vegan Brown Rice Pilaf (Bariis Dalac)

Brown rice has never really been part of my diet, but after trying this delicious dish I knew it was going to be a regular part of my culinary repertoire. Its nutty goodness is a bonus too.

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Suqaar Lettuce Cup

Suqaar Lettuce Cups

I enjoy giving tradition a new twist so when a Vietnamese friend served me some vegetables in a lettuce cup I thought I would try that idea on Somali food. Combining meat and salad seemed like a good way to go and my suqaar lettuce cup recipe was born.

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Red Kidney Bean Dip

Red Kidney Bean Dip

I like the versatility of dips.  I enjoy them served with good bread as a starter, for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. They are also perfect for entertaining.  Nothing beats a homemade dip for a healthy snack.  I hope you will enjoy this flavoursome red kidney bean dip.

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